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jet9's Life List

  1. 1. sight loss - coping
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    1 person
  2. 2. anosmia - coping
    12 entries
    1 person
  3. 3. alopecia
    15 people
  4. 4. swimming
    88 people
  5. 5. cars
    40 people
  6. 6. food
    31 people
  7. 7. creativity
    28 people
  8. 8. dreams
    19 people
  9. 9. humour
    4 people
  10. 10. Managing anxiety
    1 entry
    1 person
  11. 11. Running
    2 entries
    96 people
  12. 12. Travel
    1 entry
    9,238 people
  13. 13. men
    21 entries
    31 people
  14. 14. achieve my childhood dreams
    8 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. snowboard again
    9 people
  16. 16. Make a list of 100 happy moments in my life
    5 entries
    1 person
  17. 17. Computing
    2 entries
    5 people
  18. 18. Home
    2 entries
    68 people
  19. 19. cello
    1 entry
    25 people
  20. 20. oral health - coping
    1 entry
    1 person
  21. 21. SPORT!
    1 entry
    73 people

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How to plan something for my birthday
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3 days
It made me

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men (read all 21 entries…)
Middle-aged droning men

I seem to be surrounded by them – well three to be exact.
Two are co-workers, one is family.
It’s not like I can totally avoid them because my situation means I’ll see at least one of them on a daily basis – yawn.
They’re not nasty in any way I just wish I didn’t have to be lumbered with their speeches.
I have to sit next to one, who likes to hear the sound of his own voice. The other, I can’t go for a tea-break – or even walk to s separate establishment without him turning up.
I’d like to at least have my breaks away from these people. I have to spend enough time with them in the office anyways! Isn’t that the point of having a break?
They all share the same traits – they’re all wanting attention, and they all maintain too much eye-contact. I can’t stand that dominating gaze. It just isn’t comfortable.
One of them, I’m unable to sit down in a group of people without him constantly talking separately at me – even when it’s obvious I’m trying to listen to the others – AAARGHH!
Sometimes I want to talk to other people – is that too much to ask?!

running (read all 2 entries…)
1st run training log

10/10/2012 (Wednesday) 7:30pm
Dry, still, not too cold
Warm-up: Fast walk 0.6 mile
Jog: 2 mile
Fast jog (keeping up with some other runners out on their training!):
0.5 mile
Jog: 0.7 mile
During: Good. Was focusing on maintaining a comfortable pace and getting a steady comfortable jog. Until I got competitive and decided to chase the runners! That got me to maximum effort – but I kept going and slowed down my pace until I’d fully recovered.
After: My legs were like jelly for a bit – although I kept walking until I’d cooled down. Then I did stretches before getting in the car. I got a stitch in my upper-right side (ribcage) during the warm-down walk.
My legs were pretty stiff and sore (at the top near the hips) on the second day after running.

running (read all 2 entries…)
3.2 mile run

As part of the beginnings of my running training for the 10k in 7 weeks, I did a preliminary run of 3.2 miles (wow – I just calculated it!) – that’s more than I thought!
Plus as a warm-up / warm-down I did a 1.2 mile fast/slow walk (wow that’s more than I thought too!)
I haven’t done any running for months. But I have been going to circuits and swimming every week – which has probably helped my fitness. I’ve done hardly any walking recently though. I’m really happy with this.
I drank a small cappuccino before heading out. Perhaps the caffeine helped?!
The run along the prom has notable headwind. Getting stronger once on the new prom.
Hmm that was a fair bit of mileage. The race course is apparently 10k – which is 6.5. miles? The course seems a lot longer than advertised. I’m going to check it out on google maps!

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